B Ocean Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has completed its multimillion dollar renovation. The resort is conveniently located in the heart of the city, just minutes from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Port Everglades, downtown Las Olas Boulevard, and along the famed coastal highway A1A.
Originally built in 1956 as the Yankee Clipper, named after its ship-like structure, the hotel quickly became a popular place to visit for American favorites Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, and Robert De Niro, to name a few. As one of the few beachfront hotels in the city along the Atlantic Ocean, B Ocean Resort incorporated historic elements and blended them to create a more modern, sleek, and stylish feel.
The hotel’s 484 guestrooms and suites range in size from 300 square feet to a lavish 1,700 square feet. Many of these rooms have a private balcony, including an oceanfront presidential suite with picturesque, panoramic views. The design boasts a coastal-chic vibe, inspired by the property’s serene waterside backdrop, with hues of blue and gray, dark woods, and subtle prints reminiscent of the local endangered sea turtle. Along with B Hotels & Resorts signature Blissful Bed, each room has sleek custom furnishings, a 55-inch HD LED interactive flat-screen television, reading nook, AVEDA bath amenities, Keurig coffee maker, in-room safe, and mini fridge. As part of the multi-million dollar refurbishment, the resort is also introducing a two-story penthouse with private elevator, kitchenette, separate sitting area, and a sleeping room with king-size bed, offering guests views of the ocean and Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Beyond the guestrooms, B Ocean Resort features spacious lobby and meeting space as well as 50-foot skylight. The interior design evokes luxury but in a relaxed and modest ambiance while incorporating natural elements of water and light with marine-themed décor, surrounding an eye-catching glass staircase and water feature.
Guests are treated to two outdoor infinity edge swimming pools, a 24-hour fitness center, two spa suites, and over 14,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space that has expanded onto the second floor. The second floor Point Room offers floor-to-ceiling windows with an attached spacious outdoor beachfront terrace and equipped with the latest technology, an ideal venue for high-end corporate and social events. B Ocean’s private beach, pool decks, and first-level ballroom are also ideal options for large group events, meetings, or weddings.
As a full-service property, B Ocean Resort has partnered with Yes Hospitality Group and chef and TV personality Ralph Pagano to lead the hotel’s food and beverage concepts, including Naked Crab, Salty Siren, The Clipper grab-n-go, and its world-famous Wreck Bar, a favorite to locals and travelers since the 1950s. The Wreck Bar was originally designed to resemble an underwater shipwreck highlighted by its expansive aquariums and porthole-shaped views looking into the hotels’ main pool, where the bar hosts the MeduSirena Mermaid Show, a live underwater aquatic performance every Friday and Saturday night.